Find out more about the greatest Australian Novelists, including P. L. Travers, Clive James, Gregory David Roberts, Markus Zusak and Matthew Reilly.
P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899
Writer
Patrick WhitePatrick White
28 May 1912
Australian Writer

Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
31 October 1825
Author, Journalist & Politician

Saroo BrierleySaroo Brierley
1981 AD
Writer

Ben EltonBen Elton
03 May 1959
Actor, Comedian, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,

Gregory David RobertsGregory David Roberts
21 June 1952
writer, novelist
Clive JamesClive James
07 October 1939
Writer, Broadcaster, Literary critic

Liane MoriartyLiane Moriarty
15 November 1966
Writer

James ClavellJames Clavell
10 October 1921
Novelist
Michael RobothamMichael Robotham
09 November 1960
writer, novelist, journalist

Markus ZusakMarkus Zusak
23 June 1975
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
01 June 1937
Novelist, Writer, Neurologist, Biographer, Science

Thomas KeneallyThomas Keneally
07 October 1935
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Actor, Author

Garth NixGarth Nix
19 July 1963
Writer, Children's writer, Author, Novelist,

Matthew ReillyMatthew Reilly
02 July 1974
Writer, Poet lawyer

Tim WintonTim Winton
04 August 1960
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Children's writer
Kathy LetteKathy Lette
11 November 1958
Novelist

Kerry GreenwoodKerry Greenwood
17 June 1954
Novelist, Playwright, Writer, Poet lawyer, Science

Helen GarnerHelen Garner
07 November 1942
Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter

Shaun TanShaun Tan
1974 AD
writer, children's writer, draughtsperson,
Richard FlanaganRichard Flanagan
1961 AD
writer, journalist, film director, novelist

Trudi CanavanTrudi Canavan
23 October 1969
Graphic designer, Writer, Novelist, Science
Michel FaberMichel Faber
13 April 1960
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Science fiction

Miles FranklinMiles Franklin
14 October 1879
Writer

David MaloufDavid Malouf
20 March 1934
Writer, Novelist, Poet, Librettist, Playwright
Jennifer RoweJennifer Rowe
02 April 1948
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Max BarryMax Barry
18 March 1973
Writer, Novelist, Author, Film producer, Science
Morris WestMorris West
26 April 1916
Writer

Doris Pilkington GarimaraDoris Pilkington Garimara
01 July 1937
Author

Arthur UpfieldArthur Upfield
01 September 1890
Writer
Kate GrenvilleKate Grenville
14 October 1950
Author

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Angela ThirkellAngela Thirkell
30 January 1890
Novelist
Mary Augusta WardMary Augusta Ward
11 June 1851
Novelist

Ruth ParkRuth Park
24 August 1917
Author

Henry Handel RichardsonHenry Handel Richardson
03 January 1870
Author

Marcus ClarkeMarcus Clarke
24 April 1846
Novelist
Christopher KochChristopher Koch
16 July 1932
Novelist
Katharine Susannah PrichardKatharine Susannah Prichard
04 December 1883
Author

Xavier HerbertXavier Herbert
15 May 1901
Author

Randolph StowRandolph Stow
28 November 1935
Writer

Dorothy HewettDorothy Hewett
21 May 1923
Poet
MudroorooMudrooroo
21 August 1938
Novelist

Elizabeth JolleyElizabeth Jolley
04 June 1923
Australian author

Thea AstleyThea Astley
25 August 1925
Novelist

Ethel TurnerEthel Turner
24 January 1870
Novelist

Joseph FurphyJoseph Furphy
26 September 1843
Novelist
Steele RuddSteele Rudd
14 November 1868
Writer

Vance PalmerVance Palmer
28 August 1885
Novelist
Thomas Alexander BrowneThomas Alexander Browne
06 August 1826
Author

Kylie TennantKylie Tennant
12 March 1912
Novelist

Martin BoydMartin Boyd
10 June 1893
Writer
Janette Turner HospitalJanette Turner Hospital
12 November 1942
Novelist

John FlanaganJohn Flanagan
22 May 1944
writer, novelist, screenwriter
Geoffrey DuttonGeoffrey Dutton
02 August 1922
Writer

Hal PorterHal Porter
16 February 1911
Novelist

Peter CareyPeter Carey
07 May 1943
writer, novelist, screenwriter, university

Richard NevilleRichard Neville
16 December 1941
Writer

John MarsdenJohn Marsden
27 September 1950
writer, novelist, science fiction writer,
Paul JenningsPaul Jennings
30 April 1943
writer, children's writer, novelist, screenwriter

Bruce BeaverBruce Beaver
14 February 1928
Poet

Robert CloseRobert Close
15 July 1903
Novelist

Christina Ellen SteadChristina Ellen Stead
17 July 1902
 
Jill K. ConwayJill K. Conway
09 October 1934
Scholar